IPSL Supports AmeriCorps/Vista Alumni
IPSL and Concordia University - Portland accepts AmeriCorps Education Awards for qualified applicants to the IPSL/Concordia Master's in International Development and Service Graduate Program. In addition, we are proud to offer a match of up to 10% of AmeriCorps Education Awards to be applied to our program.
Our Master's Program graduates go on to international, intercultural careers, from starting their own NGOS in the U.S. and abroad to educating future generations of Peace Corps volunteers, globally minded students, and diverse leaders.
Our students engage in hands-on service-learning, actively partnering with leaders in charitable and government agencies, in communities from Portland, Oregon to Chiang Mai, Thailand, from Rome to the Galapagos Islands. They serve as skilled volunteers with organizations tackling such complex global issues as immigration, education, social justice, and public health.
Our applicants represent a broad diversity of backgrounds and personal, professional, and educational experiences. They want to launch careers focused on serving communities around the planet, from their own backyard to across the globe. They are excited to study and learn abroad. They are ready to serve.
It is perhaps not surprising that many of them come from AmeriCorps.
If you’re thinking about developing your career with nonprofit, government, educational, or other organizations focused on community learning and engagement, we invite you to consider the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership (IPSL)’s Master of Arts in International Development and Service at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. We offer an interdisciplinary curriculum enriched by real world expertise from professionals in such fields as public administration, international development, and nonprofit management, as well as practical hands-on experience via domestic and international service-learning, including two semesters studying, serving, and partnering with professionals in the field abroad.
Throughout your time with AmeriCorps, you have taken on some of the biggest challenges and opportunities for diverse, intercultural American communities. Now imagine leveraging the skills and perspectives that you’ve gained during your term of service and applying them on a global scale, actively serving and learning abroad while gaining hands-on experience with community organizations, institutions, and fellow citizens in diverse global communities.
AMERICORPS Alumni - AmeriCorps Education Awards can be applied to the tuition for the IPSL MA program. In addition, IPSL provides an incentive match of 10% of the Education Award.